replica

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noun rep·li·ca \ˈre-pli-kə\

Definition of replica

  1. 1 :  an exact reproduction (as of a painting) executed by the original artist a replica of this was painted … this year — Constance Strachey

  2. 2 :  a copy exact in all details DNA makes a replica of itself sailed a replica of the Viking ship; broadly :  copy this faithful, pathetic replica of a Midwestern suburb — G. F. Kennan

Examples of replica in a sentence

  1. We toured a replica of the ship.

  2. It's an authentic replica of an ancient Greek urn.

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Origin and Etymology of replica

Italian, repetition, from replicare to repeat, from Late Latin, from Latin, to fold back — more at reply


First Known Use: 1824

Synonym Discussion of replica

reproduction, duplicate, copy, facsimile, replica mean a thing made to closely resemble another. reproduction implies an exact or close imitation of an existing thing. reproductions from the museum's furniture collection duplicate implies a double or counterpart exactly corresponding to another thing. a duplicate of a house key copy applies especially to one of a number of things reproduced mechanically. printed 1000 copies of the lithograph facsimile suggests a close reproduction often of graphic matter that may differ in scale. a facsimile of a rare book replica implies the exact reproduction of a particular item in all details a replica of the Mayflower but not always in the same scale. miniature replicas of classic cars

REPLICA Defined for English Language Learners

replica

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noun rep·li·ca \ˈre-pli-kə\

Definition of replica for English Language Learners

  • : an exact or very close copy of something


REPLICA Defined for Kids

replica

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noun rep·li·ca \ˈre-pli-kə\

Definition of replica for Students

  1. :  a very exact copy



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